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Canada-Zimbabwe fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Zimbabwe

General Information

Capital: Harare
Population (million): 15.49
Total Area: 390,580 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = n/a (Multi-currency regime)- Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 April, Independence Day
Language(s): English, Shona, Sindebele, other tribal dialects

Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5 years term (no limit). Legislative: Bicameral Parliament - House of Assembly (270 members) and Senate (80 members).

Head of State:
President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Head of Government:
President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Trade : Frederick Shava
Industry and Commerce: Sekai Nzenza
Finances: Mthuli Ncube
Justice: Ziyambi Ziyambi

Main Political Parties:
Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), Movement for Democratic Change - Alliance (MDC)

Elections:
Presidential and legislative-lower and upper house: Last: 2018. Next: 2023

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Zimbabwe Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 41.62 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 2,686.46 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.16 4.54
Inflation: (%) 98.55 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 8,986,181
Canadian imports from country: $ 9,738,107
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 4 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Cecil Toendepi Chinenere

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Christina Buchan

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Zimbabwe
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 13,022,258 $ 15,016,144
2018 $ 12,300,478 $ 5,126,101
2019 $ 5,076,073 $ 8,864,111
2020 $ 3,368,131 $ 8,504,592
2021 $ 8,986,181 $ 9,738,107
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Zimbabwe
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 733,040 $ 453
02 Veg. Prod. $ 548,402 $ 2,218,873
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 534
04 Food Prod. $ 81,277 $ 3,519,007
05 Mineral Prod. - $ 1,528,621
06 Chemical Prod. $ 1,221,419 $ 31,971
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 169,237 $ 6,876
08 Leather, Fur Prod. - $ 3,345
09 Wood Prod. - $ 11,961
10 Paper Prod. $ 10,088 $ 392
11 Textiles Prod. $ 50,147 $ 115,742
12 Dress Access. - $ 862
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 35,342 $ 20,744
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 37,912
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 230,610 $ 1,993,726
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 4,770,908 $ 24,840
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 303,537 $ 6,230
18 Specialized Inst. $ 284,280 $ 3,851
19 Arms & Ammunition - $ 442
20 Misc. Articles $ 5,854 $ 32,674
21 Antiques - $ 178,903


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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